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I have the occasional skipped heart beat. At 45 is this usually normal?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

If the heart rate is monitored continuously, almosr everyone will experience a "skipped beat" now and then.
If you are experiencing frequent episodes, or sustained episodes lasting many minutes or even longer you should seek further evluation. Also if you experience symptoms like dizziness, fainting, chest pain or other symptoms you should again seek evaluation.

In brief: Yes

If the heart rate is monitored continuously, almosr everyone will experience a "skipped beat" now and then.
If you are experiencing frequent episodes, or sustained episodes lasting many minutes or even longer you should seek further evluation. Also if you experience symptoms like dizziness, fainting, chest pain or other symptoms you should again seek evaluation.
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